Imaging diagnosis-spinal epidural hemangiosarcoma in a dog

Cristian de la Fuente, Martí Pumarola, Sònia Añor*

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An 8-year-old, male Boxer was examined for an acute onset of ambulatory paraparesis. Neurologic examination was consistent with a T3-L3 myelopathy. Myelography revealed an extradural spinal cord compression in the region of the T10-T13 vertebrae. On magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, a well-defined epidural mass lesion was detected. The mass was mildly hyperintense on T1-weighted, hyperintense on T2-weighted and STIR images compared to normal spinal cord and enhanced strongly and homogenously. Postmortem examination confirmed a primary epidural hemangiosarcoma. Findings indicated that the MRI characteristics of spinal epidural hemangiosarcoma may mimic other lesions including meningioma and epidural hemorrhages/hematomas of non-neoplastic etiology.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Dog
  • Epidural
  • Hemangiosarcoma

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